The campaign of vaccination of the flu starting today in the Basque country with 400,000 doses

The goal is to immunize 65% of the population at risk The vaccination campaign the flu starting today in the Basque country and the Department, basque Health

The campaign of vaccination of the flu starting today in the Basque country with 400,000 doses

The goal is to immunize 65% of the population at risk

The vaccination campaign the flu starting today in the Basque country and the Department, basque Health has acquired a 400,000 doses with the aim of expanding its reach to 65% of the population at risk.

The basque minister of Health, Jon Darpón, has highlighted that this vaccine is "safe, effective, and can prevent major complications" in older people or groups of risk such as pregnant women, patients with chronic diseases of cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, cancer, diabetes, or obesity, in addition to health care professionals and residences to avoid contamination.

The past winter in the Basque country there were 96 deaths in hospitals with the flu as the primary factor and 446 people were admitted in hospitals with serious prognosis, among them 4 pregnant women, none of whom was vaccinated.

The campaign will last for six weeks, until 5 December, and the aim is to vaccinate up to 65 per cent of people of risk versus 60% the previous year.

Under the motto of "Flu, what flu?. Get vaccinated", Osakidetza promotes vaccination for which it has acquired about 400,000 doses in which it has invested 1.2 million euros.

Darpón lamented in an interview in Radio Euskadi that last year 4 out of every 10 adults have not been vaccinated, so it is still "there is a wide margin for improvement".

with Respect to the incidence for this year, the counselor has pointed out that "it is not expected to have a greater complication is that in past exercises.

it has Also applauded the decision of the current Government of Pedro Sanchez to modify the decree that authorizes the nurse to prescribe some medications and vaccines, which will facilitate this campaign.

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Updated Date: 26 October 2018, 19:00

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